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ACAC Evaluation and Success

December 30, 1899

 

Annual American College Application Campaign® Survey  

The 2013 American College Application Campaign was a huge success! Data, as reported by ACAC states in the annual survey, indicate that: 

  • 2,513 high schools hosted a College Application Campaign event nationally.
  • 153,114 seniors submitted at least one college application during 2013 College Application Campaign events.
  • 219,855 college applications were submitted during 2013 College Application Campaign events.

This represents a growth of almost 1,000 high schools, over 23,000 students, and over 24,000 college applications from the 2012 American College Application Campaign.

For information regarding each state’s implementation of the Campaign, please click on the state(s) below and you will be taken to their ACAC State Profile Page.

 

ACAC State Map  Washington StateOregonMontanaMinnesotaWisconsinMichiganMassachusettsRhode IslandDelawareOhioWest VirginiaVirginiaDistrict of ColumbiaKentuckyIowaIllinoisTennesseeNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaGeorgiaFloridaArizonaColoradoOklahomaHawaiiCaliforniaNevadaIdahoUtahLouisianaMississippiAlabamaMaineNew YorkMarylandAlaskaMissouriIndianaNew MexicoTexasPennsylvaniaArkansasKansasSouth Dakota

 

The Campaign expands each year to include more states, high schools, and students. The 39 states and the District of Columbia that hosted College Application events in fall 2013 are highlighted in maroon on the map above. States commiitted to piloting College Application Campaign events in fall 2014 are highlighted in yellow. Click on a participating state to learn more about their program or see a list of all 2013 participating states.

 
State Reports

Several states summarize their Campaign initiatives in annual reports. Samples of those reports are provided below. If your state has an annual report that you’d like to share, please email it to: acac@acenet.edu.

 
2013 ACAC State Reports
 
2012 ACAC State Reports
 
Testimonials and Success Stories

“It felt good to get it out of the way, one off my plate. That was a good stress relief." 

Erica Dixon, Galileo Senior High School student in Danville, Virginia as she submitted her college application during Virginia’s College Application Week pilot project.  She learned that she was accepted to Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
 
 

"Our College Application Week has dramatically impacted seniors at Hardin High School.  Simply completing a college application form and receiving a letter of acceptance  boosts morale and motivates seniors to graduate on time prepared for college."

Hardin High School Counselor, Laura Sundheim in Hardin, Montana
 
 

“Applying to college is the first step on the path to earning the necessary skills to compete in the fast-paced, 21st Century global economy. We must make sure that we have the highly educated workforce needed to fill the top jobs in the Commonwealth.”

Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell as he declared November 26-30, 2012 as Virginia College Application Week.
 
 

"As a parent of child senior at Elk City High School in Oklahoma, I feel College App Week was a great event for our students. It was fun to see how excited the kids were when they completed their applications, especially those who never considered college as an option.  The whole experience was very educational for me, and I'm glad I got to be a part of it.”

Cheryl Firth, a member of the Elk City Parent Leadership Team
 
 

“It was certainly my privilege to be a part of the first College App Week in Oklahoma.  I believe it to be a valuable initiative that will help students, especially first generation students, take the first step toward college.  I witnessed how much it means for high school seniors to have knowledgeable assistance during the application process, which can be overwhelming.  I look forward to this program expanding across the state and seeing more Oklahoma students successfully apply to and complete college.”

Phyllis Hudecki, Oklahoma State Secretary of Education

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